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Springtime Protein Dessert Recipes

Nobody makes protein treats like 1st Phorm Elite Athlete, Kerri Hayes, and 1st Phorm TransPHORMation Advisor, Darcy Kammeier MS, RD, LDN!

To celebrate the start of spring 2022, they put together a few absolutely incredible protein dessert recipes for you! These flavorful treats are easy to make and much healthier than their full-sugar alternatives.

By using 1st Phorm's protein powder as a main ingredient and other substitutions for ingredients, you can enjoy these delicious treats and spring flavors while working towards your goals!

This string of recipes includes a tasty carrot cake, tangy lemon bars, delightful berry bowls, and sweet cinnamon rolls. Try them out today, you won't regret it!

Level-1 Carrot Cake

Cinnamon Cookie Batter Carrot Cake

Servings: 8 (1 Serving = 1 Slice if the cake is divided into eigths)

Ingredients:

For The Carrot Cake:

  • 1 Cup of Kodiak Cakes
  • 1 Cup of Level-1 Cinnamon Cookie Batter
  • 3 Cups of Grated Carrots
  • 2 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp of Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp of Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Cup of Melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup of Stevia
  • 1/2 Cup of Plain Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/3 Cup of Applesauce

For The Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup of Stevia
  • 2 Tbsp of Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup of Pecans

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and coat a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick spray.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and set aside.

3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract, pure maple syrup, greek yogurt, and applesauce.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

5. Fold in the carrots (optional).

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

7. Allow to cool completely to room temperature before frosting.

8. To prepare the frosting, stir together the greek yogurt, stevia, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Spread on top of the cooled cake.

9. Let the frosting set for 1-2 hours before slicing and serving. Make sure to slice the cake into eights so you get the correct macros per serving.

Macros Per Serving:

Calories: 296
Protein: 18g
Carbs: 26g
Fat: 14g

Level-1 Lemon Bars

Luscious Lean Lemon Bars

Servings:6 or 12 (1 Serving = 1 Lemon Bar)

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1/2 Cup of All-Purpose flour
  • 2 Scoops of Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/3 Cup of Diced Cold Butter
  • 2 Tbsp of Water
  • 1/4 Cup of Stevia Powder

For the Lemon filling:

  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup of SwerveCconfectioners Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp of Cornstarch or Flour

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line an 8x8 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Prepare the crust by mixing together the crust ingredients, then forming a ball with your hands.

3. Transfer the dough ball into the pan and use your hands and/or a spatula to spread to the edges of the pan.

4. Bake the crust for 10 minutes at 350ºF.

5. While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. Whisk 4 eggs in a medium-size bowl and then add the rest of the ingredients. Whisk again well.

6. Remove the crust from oven, let it cool, then pour on filling. Place the pan back in the oven and bake for an additional 18-20 minutes.

7. Allow the bars to cool completely.

8. Serve. (If you would like larger bars, cut into 6 servings. If you prefer smaller bars, cut into 12 servings.)

Macros (Big Bars/6 servings): 

Calories: 236
Protein: 14g
Carbs: 26g
Fat: 14g

Macros (Smaller Bars/12 servings): 

Calories: 118
Protein: 7g
Carbs: 13g
Fat: 7g

Level-1 Berry Bowls

Protein Berry Bowls

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Combine all the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend on high until thick and smooth.

2. Scoop into bowl and top with your choice of toppings.

For the Toppings:

Whatever you have in the house, such as:

  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Dried Coconut
  • Chia Seeds
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Granola
  • Nut Butter

Macros Per Serving (Toppings Excluded):

Calories: 261
Protein: 27g
Carbs: 31g
Fat: 5g

Level-1 Cinnamon Rolls

Level-1 Cinnamon Rolls

Servings:8 (1 Serving = 1 Cinnamon Roll)

Ingredients:

For the Rolls:

  • 1 1/2 Cups of All-Purpose Baking Mix
  • 2 Scoops of Level-1 Ice Cream Sandwhich
  • 3 oz of Lite Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp of Stevia
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk (I use skim, but any kind works)
  • 1/4 Cup of Softened Butter
  • 2 Tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup of Brown Sugar

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup of Stevia
  • 2 Tbsp of Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.

    2. Grease an 8x8 inch square glass pan.

    3. Blend the baking mix and Level-1 with 3 oz cream cheese and 1 tbsp of stevia until crumbly.

    4. Add the milk and combine it to form a soft dough.

    5. On floured surface, knead the dough into a rectangle (15" x 8")

    6. Spread the butter on the dough and sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar on top.

    7. Roll up the dough from the 15 inch side.

    8. When the dough is rolled up, cut it into 8 evenly-sized cinnamon rolls.

    8. Place in a pan and bake at 350℉ for 20 minutes. This is when you can get started on the frosting.

    9. Stir together the frosting ingredients: greek yogurt, stevia, sugar-free syrup, and vanilla extract.

    10. After the rolls are fully cooked and have cooled slightly, spread the frosting on top of the cinnamon rolls.

    11. Serve and enjoy!

    Macros Per Serving:

    Calories: 241
    Protein: 11g
    Carbs: 29g
    Fat: 9g

    Recipes created by 1st Phorm Elite Athlete, Kerri Hayes, and 1st Phorm TransPHORMation Advisor, Darcy Kammeier MS, RD, LDN.

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